Dinos Finish up GBI with Big Win against Home Team Golden Bears

Filed under: — Admin @ 6:41 pm

Calgary Dinos 86 Alberta Golden Bears 84

The Dinos held as much as a 16 point lead in the first half, but 16 of 20 free throws for the Bears compared to 4 of 5 for the Dinos allowed the Bears to close the gap. Score at the half was 40 – 38 for Calgary.

Calgary had a huge game from point guard Josh Feist who scored 21 points and handed out 10 assists and added 3 steals. Other Dinos in double figures were Ross Bekkering with 15; Robbie with 15 and 12 from Sonny Khanghura. The Dinos outrebounded the Bears 39 – 27. This game snaps a 7 game losing streak for Calgary.

Golden Bear Tournament All Stars were awarded to Josh Feist and Ross Bekkering.

In other action…

Thursday Results:
Guelph Gryphons 84 Calgary Diinos 78

The Dinos lost to the Guelph Gryphons in overtime of the first game of the Alberta Golden Bears Christmas tournament. Calgary led 34 – 32 at the half, but could not hold a 66 – 60 advantage in the last 2 minutes. Both teams committed 22 turnovers in the game, but Calgary led 45 – 41 with rebounds. The game turned on Guelph’s hot 3 -point shooting as the Gryphons potted 17 from beyond the arc.

Ross Bekkering led for Calgary with 17 points and 22 rebounds. Josh Feist had 21 points and Robbie Sihota added 16.

Friday Results:
McGill Redmen 76 Calgary Dinos 74

Calgary trailed the Redmen 35 – 32 at the half. With a chance to tie or win in the last 3 seconds, a Josh Feist attempt rimmed out. The Dinos shot 47% for the game with 24 for 51. They were out rebounded 40 – 28. Lots of foul shooting with McGill 22 for 32 and Calgary 21 for 29 and 72%.

Joe Schow led the Dinos with 14 points while Ross Bekkering had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sonny Khanghura added 12 points while Josh Feist contributed 11 points and 6 assists along with Brian Finnis’ 7 points and 7 rebounds.

The Bears travel to Calgary next week to open the second half of the Canada West next Friday and Saturday.


Dinos Holiday Winter Clinic 2007

Filed under: — Matt Skinn @ 4:10 pm


Dinos Holiday Winter Clinic 2007

January 2, 3, 4, 2007 9am -12pm

Red Gym, University of Calgary


Register by sending an email to mjskinn@ucalgary.ca!


Dinos lose a pair to finish up first half of season

Filed under: — Admin @ 11:06 am

Game 1 saw the Dinos fall 87-70 at the hands of the Huskies. The Dinos staged a second half comeback down 7 points with 4 minutes left, but couldn’t overcome fouls and turnovers.

Andrew Spragrud notched 29 for the Huskies. Robbie Sihota and Josh Feist had 15 each and Joe Schow had 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Dinos.

Both teams shot 50% for the game, but the Huskies were 10 for 21 for threes while the Dinos were only 4 for 11. From the foul line, Saskatchewan was 23 for 33 and Calgary was only 10 for 15.

Saturday saw a better effort by the Dinos. The Dinos came back from a 33 – 31 half time deficit to take a 7 point lead with 3 minutes left, but failed to hold on as the Huskies hit three 3 point clutch shots down the stretch. The key to the game was 29 turnovers by the Dinos which limited them to 49 shots from the field to 59 for Saskatchewan.

The Dinos had 4 players in double figures. Josh Feist led with 17 points and 9 steals; Ross Bekkering had 15 points and 9 rebounds while Robbie Sihota contributed 14 points and 7 rebounds; and Cody Darrah added 14 points.

Calgary finishes the first half of Canada West play at 3 – 7 with the Huskies at 6 – 4.

The Dinos resume play in Edmonton after the Christmas break playing in a tournament at the University of Alberta.

Dinos to Saskatoon after falling twice to U of A

Filed under: — Admin @ 11:03 am

Most Canadians look south for relief from winter’s grip, but not our hardy Dinos … off to sub-tropical Saskatoon with two games ahead against the 4-4 Huskies, and playoff implications already on our minds.

It can’t be any colder than Alberta … can it? Looking past the obvious downside of a weekend in Saskatoon in December, we forge ahead with our task of winning a couple of road games. Not always the easiest job, but one we need to tackle if we are to challenge in our Division. Saskatchewan gained a split last weekend in Lethbridge, and have a 1 game lead on the 3-5 Dinos. The Green and White are led by all-Canadian Andrew Spagrud, a 6’6″ forward who leads Canada West in rebounding at 9.7 per game and is 2nd in scoring with an impressive 25 pts. per game. The other main man for U of S is 6’3″ guard Kyle Grant, who is notching 15.7 pts and 5 assists per game.

The Huskies won the Mountain Division last season, and are looking to repeat, despite losing two starters. They have added two Mount Royal College Cougars to their lineup … 6’7″ forward Mark Lynch and 6’1″ guard Kalen Edlund. Also a key member of the Huskies is 6″10″ Clint Unsworth, a 2nd year post, who is the brother of Calgary’s 6’7″ rookie post, Chris Unsworth.

The Dinos are on a three game losing skid, and need to pick up their defensive intensity if they are to turn things around in these last two games before the exam break. Game times are 8 pm both nights in Saskatoon, and there is no radio of the contests.

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